Archive for the ‘Power Pop’ Category

Blondie. Dreaming.

noviembre 24, 2009

Video en directo. Canción.

Nombre: Dreaming.

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Letra:

When I met you in the restaurant, you could tell I was no debutante, you asked me what’s my pleasure, aA movie or a measure? I’ll have a cup of tea and tell you of my dreaming, dreaming is free.

I don’t want to live on charity, pleasure’s real or is it fantasy? Reel to reel is living rarity, people stop and stare at me We just walk on by – we just keep on dreaming, feet feet, walking a two mile, meet meet, meet me at the turnstile, I never met him, I’ll never forget him.

Dream dream, even for a little while, dream dream, filling up an idle hour, fade away, radiate. I sit by and watch the river flow, I sit by and watch the traffic go, imagine something of your very own, something you can have and hold.

I’d build a road in gold just to have some dreaming, dreaming is free, dreaming, dreaming is free, dreaming, dreaming is free.

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Músicos: Clem Burke, Jimmy Destri, Nigel Harrison, Deborah Harry, Frank Infante y Chris Stein (Blondie).

Procedencia: Nueva York, Estados Unidos.

Escrita por: Deborah Harry y Chris Stein (ambos Blondie).

Producida por: Mike Chapman.

Biografía (Aloha Pop Rock).

Biografía (Wikipedia).

Disco: Eat to the beat.

Año: 1979 (Chrysalis)

Género: Power Pop.

Crítica (Wikipedia).

Buzzcocks. Everybody’s happy nowadays.

noviembre 21, 2009


Video en directo. Canción.

Nombre: Everybody’s happy nowadays.

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Letra:

I was so tired of being upset, always wanting something I never could get, life’s an illusion love is a dream, but I don’t know what it is. Everybody’s happy nowadays, everybody’s happy nowadays.

I was so tired of being upset, always wanting something I never could get, life’s an illusion love is a dream, but I don’t know what it is ‘cos. Everybody’s happy nowadays, everybody’s happy nowadays. Life’s an illusion love is the dream, but I don’t know what it is, everyone’s saying things to me, but I know it’s okay okay. Everybody’s happy nowadays, everybody’s happy nowadays. Everybody’s happy nowadays, everybody’s happy nowadays.

Life’s an illusion love is a dream, life’s an illusion love is the dream, life’s the illusion love is a dream, life’s the illusion love is the dream. Everybody’s happy nowadays, everybody’s happy nowadays, todays are good.

Bet you are tired of being upset, always wanting something you never can get, Life’s no illusion love’s not a dream, now I know just what it is. Everybody’s happy nowadays, everybody’s happy nowadays.

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Músicos: Pete Shelley, Steve Diggle, Steve Garvey y John Maher (Buzzcocks).

Procedencia: Manchester, Inglaterra.

Escrita por: Pete Shelley (Buzzcocks).

Producida por: Martin Rushent.

Biografía (Aloha Pop Rock).

Biografía (Wikipedia).

Disco: Singles going steady.

Año: 1979 (EMI)

Género: Power Pop.

Crítica (Wikipedia).

Teenage Fanclub. Alcoholiday.

noviembre 10, 2009

Canción.

Nombre: Alcoholiday.

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Letra:

There are things I want to do but I don’t know, if they will be with you, if they will be with you. There are things I want to say but I don’t know, if they will be to you, if they will be to you. Listen ever get a feeling when you’re taken by the hand, and led a course you can’t command, went to bed but I’m not ready, baby I’ve been fucked already. Falling into line but I’m doing nothing, we’ve got nothing worth discussing. Went to go but it’s all hazy, people say I’m going crazy.

There are things I want to do but I don’t know, if they will be with you, if they will be with you. There are things I want to say but I don’t know, if they will be to you, if they will be to you. Listen ever get a feeling when you’re taken by the hand, and led a course you can’t command, went to bed but I’m not ready, baby I’ve been fucked already. Falling into line but I’m doing nothing, we’ve got nothing worth discussing. Went to go but it’s all hazy, people say I’m going crazy.

All I know is all I know, what I’ve done I leave behind and I don’t know what sort to find me. All I know is all I know, what I’ve done I leave behind and I don’t know what sort to find me. All I know is all I know, what I’ve done I leave behind and I don’t know what sort to find me.

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Músicos: Norman Blake, Gerard Love, Raymond McGinley, Brendan O’Hare y Joseph McAlinden (Teenage Fanclub).

Procedencia: Bellshill, Escocia.

Escrita por: Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub).

Producida por: Paul Chisholm, Don Fleming y Teenage Fanclub.

Biografía (Aloha Pop Rock).

Biografía (Wikipedia).

Disco: Bandwagonesque.

Año: 1991 (Creation Records).

Género: Power Pop.

Crítica (Wikipedia).

The Undertones. (She’s a) Runaround.

noviembre 4, 2009


Video en directo (Paul McLoone como cantante). Canción.

Nombre: (She’s a) Runaround.

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Letra:

She doesn’t know what she’s feeling inside, she’ll never get what she’s never had, she wants to leave home but she can’t get away, always on her own every single day. Cos she’s a run-around – what a total disaster, she’s a run-around – she’s got nothing to do, she’s a run-around – doesn’t know what she’s after, she’s a run-around – she hasn’t a clue.

She wishes she could live in a world of her own, go someplace where she’s not known, there’s no more her to do any good, can’t get the satisfaction she wishes she could. Cos she’s a run-around … She doesn’t know what she’s feeling inside …Cos she’s a run-around.

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Músicos: Feargal Sharkey, John O’Neill, Damian O’Neill, Michael Bradley y Billy Doherty (The Undertones).

Procedencia: Derry, Irlanda del Norte.

Escrita por: John O’Neill (The Undertones).

Producida por: Roger Bechirian.

Biografía (Inglés) (UniVision).

Biografía (Wikipedia).

Disco: The Undertones.

Año: 1979 (Sire).

Género: Power Pop.

Crítica (Wikipedia).

Cheap Trick. Takin’ me back.

octubre 16, 2009

Video en directo. Canción en video.

Nombre: Takin’ me back.

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Letra:

You’re takin’ me back, I remember it well, you’re takin’ me back, it’s so easy to tell, you’re takin’ me back, I remember it well, you’re takin’ me back. A long, long, long time ago, a long, long, long, time ago, you, you let me down-you didn’t think of me, I won’t forget what you did to me-no, you were nice not to say it, now my heart it’s breakin’.

You’re takin’ me back, I remember it well, you’re takin’ me back, a long, long, long time ago, a long, long, long, time ago, you, you thought that you- could make a fool of me, don’t be so sure that the fool was me- no, I held up I could take it, now my heart it’s breakin’.

You’re takin’ me back, I remember it well, you’re takin’ me back, a long, long, long time ago, a long, long, long, time ago. A long time ago-a long time ago, a long time ago- you were breaking, my heart I never found all the parts. A long time ago-a long time ago, A long time ago-oh-oh-oh, you’re takin’ me back, I remember it well, you’re takin’ me back, it’s so easy to tell. You’re takin’ me back, it’s written on my face, you’re takin’ me back, it’s so easy to tell- ‘cause you’re, takin’ me back.

I remember it well, you’re takin’ me back, it’s written on my face, you’re takin’ me back, I remember it well, you’re takin’ me back, a long,long,long time ago, a long,long,long time ago, a long,long,long time ago, a long,long,long time ago- o, you’re takin’ me back.

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Músicos: Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson y Bun E. Carlos (Cheap Trick).

Procedencia: Rockford (Illinois), Estados Unidos.

Escrita por: Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick).

Producida por: Tom Werman..

Biografía (Aloha Pop Rock).

Biografía (Wikipedia).

Disco: Heaven tonight.

Año: 1978 (Epic).

Género: Power Pop.

Crítica (Aloha Pop Rock).

Crítica (Wikipedia).

Big Star. The ballad of El Goodo.

octubre 8, 2009

Video en directo. Canción.

Nombre: The ballad of El Goodo.

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Letra:

Years ago, my heart was set to live, oh, but Ive been trying hard against unbelievable odds, it gets so hard at times like now to hold on, my guns theyre waiting to be stuck by, at my side is god. And there aint no one gonna turn me round, aint no one gonna turn me round.

Theres people around who tell you that they know, the places where they send you, and its easy to go, they’ll zip you up and dress you down, stand you in a row, but you know you dont have to, you can just say no. And there aint no one gonna turn me round, aint no one gonna turn me round, aint no one gonna turn me round, aint no one gonna turn me round.

I’ve been built up and trusted, broke down and busted, but they’ll get theirs and well get ours, just if we can, just, ah, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on. Years ago my heart was set to live, oh, but I’ve been trying hard against strong odds, it gets so hard at times like now to hold on, well, I’ll fall if I don’t fight, and at my side is god.

Aint no one gonna turn me round, aint no one gonna turn me round, aint no one gonna turn me round, aint no one gonna turn me round. Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on.

(Alternate lines of last verse) Years ago I was all set to go, and I’ve been trying hard against long odds, it gets so hard at times like this to even hang around, I can either stand or fall, and I believe Im gonna stand tall.

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Músicos: Chris Bell, Alex Chilton, Andy Hummel y Jody Stephens (Big Star).

Procedencia: Memphis, Estados Unidos.

Escrita por: Chris Bell y Alex Chilton (ambos Big Star).

Producida por: John Fry.

Biografía (Aloha Pop Rock).

Biografía (Wikipedia).

Disco: #1 record.

Año: 1972 (Ardent).

Género: Power Pop.


Crítica (Aloha Pop Rock).

Crítica (Wikipedia).

Posies. Solar Sister.

septiembre 23, 2009

Video en directo. Canción:

Nombre: Solar Sister.

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Letra:

I’ll call you sister Carrie but I’ll never say it, Mute it to a whisper, And spin your solar sister, And magnet will deliver, An arrow from her quiver, I’ll call you sister Carrie but you’ll never hear it, Fifty minutes later, As time pulls down her fader, And nibbles off the fakers, Who roll under the breakers, I’ll close my eyes and listen to you read the story, Knowing I’ll soon be left behind, So won’t you read sister Carrie Jean, sister Carrie, Always the patient one.

I’ll call you sister Carrie I won’t breathe a word, Frosting on the beater, The flag trips down the meter, You thought you could defeat her, You’re lucky you could meet her. I’ll close my eyes and listen to you read the story, But I’m already far behind, So won’t you read sister Carrie Jean, sister Carrie, Always the patient one.

I’ll close my life and let you teach me a new story, Out of the pages of your mind, And magnet will deliver, So, spin, my solar sister.

And you can read, sister Carrie, read…

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Músicos: The Posies

Procedencia: Seattle, Estados Unidos.

Producida por: Don Fleming.

Biografía (Aloha Pop Rock).

Biografía (Wikipedia).

Disco: Frosting on the Beater.

Año: 1993 (DGC).

Género: Power Pop.

Crítica (Wikipedia).